Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Classroom Notes

Greetings!

Lewis Art Night is right around the corner on May 4th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Your kid has the opportunity to be a docent in charge of explaining one of our pieces of art during Art Night. I am extending docent sign-up through this Friday, April 28th. It is always a fun night! 

Our next field trip is scheduled for Friday, May 19th. We will visit the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center to learn more about Oregon history related to the story of people of Japanese descent before, during, and after World War II.  Please return the field trip forms included with today’s Classroom Notes on or before Wednesday, May 3rd. 

State testing is moving along. We are now into the second of the four tests. This test has kids reading some passages and then writing an essay over the course of several days. I have been working to keep most of our usual routines in motion; however, our days are more fragmented as testing and testing direction time gets inserted into the mix. Kids who have opted out are continuing to work on some independent activities during our testing time.

Also this week, we mailed letters to our pen pals in Madison, Wisconsin, and continued the Write_On Challenge. For math, kids have been learning about perpendicular, intersecting, and parallel lines. They have practiced finding reflective symmetry on shapes and plotting reflections over an axis. They have also practiced plotting points on a coordinate grid. We even have some new d├ęcor on our windows… spring kites featuring drawings of kids’ favorite things about spring.

Mark

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